Explore the outdoors during National Bookstart Week!


National Bookstart Week will be held from 5 – 11 June 2017. This year’s theme encourages outdoor exploration, their chosen book Everybunny Dance! by Ellie Sandall – a lovely story about friendship is guaranteed to get your little ones moving outdoors whatever the weather.

Source: National Bookstart Week

Book Review: My Daddy is a Silly Monkey/ The Dictionary of Dads


46bfec_a203a381e44c49958dbbd0697159460b~mv2My Daddy is a Silly Monkey Dianne Hofmeyr and Carol Thompson Otter-Barry Books A little girl shares with readers, the characteristics of her dad, likening him first thing in the morning, to a huge, yawning, grizzly, grouchy bear. Then as he performs his ablutions, a toothily grinning crocodile … He becomes octopus-like as he texts, […]

via My Daddy is a Silly Monkey / The Dictionary of Dads — Red Reading Hub – Jillrbennett’s Reviews of Children’s Books

E17 Art Trail Activity Afternoon – Wood Street First


Save the Date Sunday 18th June 2017 at St Gabriel’s Family Centre (main hall) from 12pm – 4pm in Havant Road, E17 3JF. A one-off E17 Art Trail drop-in, creative workshop, for parents and children to create a simple card or piece of fabric that lights up. Organised by Wood Street First, with artist in […]

via E17 Art Trail Activity Afternoon — Wood Street First

Child Safety Week


We’re supporting by sharing information about this year’s campaign by the Child Accident Prevention Trust the “UK’s leading charity committed to reducing the number of children and young people killed, disabled or seriously injured in preventable accidents.” To find out more about what you can do click here to download their action pack.


Book Review Letterpress Project: The Sungglewump ~ Maverick Children’s Book


Sharing this great early review for The Snugglewump by Lou Treleaven and illustrated by Kate Chappell from The Letterpress Project! ‘I really liked this gentle little story that has a strong message about being confident about ones attributes, whatever these might be. I can imagine using it as a starting point for discussing…

via ‘Gentle little story that has a strong message’ Wonderful early review of The Snugglewump from The Letterpress Project — Maverick Childrens Books

Book Review: Grumpy Frog


91iXArFtTgL-2Grumpy Frog Ed Vere Puffin Books Grumpy Frog wasn’t the only character to be leaping around when I opened his book parcel: I started leaping round the kitchen waving the book in delight especially as its arrival coincided with Earth Day and there on the first double spread is a more upbeat version of the […]

via Grumpy Frog — Red Reading Hub – Jillrbennett’s Reviews of Children’s Books